The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for VB skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VB over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
South East / Kent
Rank 44 54 36
Rank change year-on-year +10 -18  
Contract jobs citing VB 2 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.70% 1.35% 1.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.82% 2.55% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Median daily rate £289 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -5.71%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +8.10% +64.44%  

VB is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 110 235 125
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 38.73% 52.69% 48.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 187 59
Median daily rate £345 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.42% +3.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £575 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -62.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent citing VB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for VB in Kent

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VB in Kent.

Contractor daily rate trend for VB in Kent

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB in Kent.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB in Kent

VB
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Kent region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidstone +1 1 £333 -
Sevenoaks - 1 £245 -
VB
South East

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Kent region with a requirement for VB.

1 5 (83.33%) SQL
1 5 (83.33%) .NET
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (66.67%) MS Access
2 4 (66.67%) VB.NET
3 3 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (16.67%) Web Development
4 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (16.67%) Bitbucket
4 1 (16.67%) Analytics
4 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (16.67%) SDLC
4 1 (16.67%) MVC
4 1 (16.67%) Automotive
4 1 (16.67%) VB6
4 1 (16.67%) HTML
4 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
4 1 (16.67%) Windows
4 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (16.67%) Data Mining
4 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) NHS
4 1 (16.67%) Fireworks

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Fireworks
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) MS Access
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (16.67%) Data Mining
3 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Bitbucket
1 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (16.67%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Programmer
2 1 (16.67%) Software Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) VB Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (16.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Analytics
1 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MVC
1 1 (16.67%) SDLC
1 1 (16.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) VB.NET
3 3 (50.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (16.67%) VB6
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft